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McMaster students study the prevalence of food insecurity on campus 51 per cent of respondents cited moderate levels of food insecurity
Feb14

McMaster students study the prevalence of food insecurity on campus 51 per cent of respondents cited moderate levels of food insecurity

Photo C/O Kyle West By: Donna Nadeem In the fall, An’am Sherwani, Asha Smith and Garry Vinayak, three students taking the SUSTAIN 3S03 course, conducted a new study on food insecurity on campus. The results reveal that 39 per cent of the 204 student respondents have experienced moderate food insecurity and 12 per cent have experienced severe insecurity. Food insecurity refers to the state of being without reliable access to a...

New Mac safety app’s effectiveness may be lacking The updated version of the app has new features, but does little to address more systemic student safety issues
Feb08

New Mac safety app’s effectiveness may be lacking The updated version of the app has new features, but does little to address more systemic student safety issues

Photo by Aaron de Jesus By: Elliot Fung In January 2019, McMaster Security Services announced an update to their mobile safety app, allowing students to receive safety alert notifications and information about campus safety resources. The app, which was developed in partnership with both McMaster and the McMaster Students Union, provides a centralised location for contact information for a multitude of emergency and non-emergency...

Mac researchers developing therapies for diabetes Current projects aim to explore treatments and test medicines to prevent metabolic disease
Feb08

Mac researchers developing therapies for diabetes Current projects aim to explore treatments and test medicines to prevent metabolic disease

Photo by Catherine Goce By: Abirami Sudharshan In October 2018, the McMaster faculty of health sciences launched the “Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research,” an initiative ten years in the making.   Since then, the centre has been working to engineer novel clinical applications in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of adult and juvenile metabolic disease. According to the agenda from the Oct. 18 McMaster board of...

Feb 3 SRA meeting overview The MSU has delayed construction for the Student Activity Building
Feb06

Feb 3 SRA meeting overview The MSU has delayed construction for the Student Activity Building

Photos C/O Abi Sudharshan By: Abi Sudharshan On Feb 3 at 5 p.m, the McMaster Students Union Student Representative Assembly convened for the second time since the Ontario government announced major changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program and tuition framework. In the first portion of the meeting, MSU president Ikram Farah took to the floor to address the issue. According to Farah, by the end of this week, the MSU and...

MSU voter turnout at seven year low The union’s voting system changes failed to restore turnout to old numbers
Feb01

MSU voter turnout at seven year low The union’s voting system changes failed to restore turnout to old numbers

Photo by Kyle West By: Maanvi Dhillon Voter turnout in the 2019 McMaster Students Union presidential election fell 1.2 per cent from last year, marking the lowest rate since 2012. Just two years ago, voter turnout sat at 41.6 per cent and saw 9,327 student voters. “The voter turnout rate continues the impressive upward trend in McMaster student voter turnout, and marks five consecutive years with more than 40 per cent of students...